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  1. These Retailers Are Least Impacted by Wage Increases (WMT, TGT)

    July 21, 2016
    Learn how certain retailers, such as those that have already built wage increases into their business models, face less pressure ...
  2. Target to Open Another 14 Small-Format Stores

    July 20, 2016
    Target (NYSE: TGT) has decided to open more small stores at a time when its major competitor has backed away from that concept. ...
  3. Wendy's Shares More Info on Credit Card Data Hacks

    July 8, 2016
    Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) has released more details on a cyberattack that affected some franchisee-owned restaurants in February, ...
  4. Target Bets Big on a Hip Kids Fashion Revamp

    July 8, 2016
    Target (NYSE: TGT) recently announced that it will launch a new kids apparel brand in late July. The retailer will replace ...
  5. Kroger Goes Small With New Convenience Stores

    July 6, 2016
    Supermarket giant Kroger (NYSE: KR) is going where Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) once attempted to tread, and failed: It has opened ...
  6. 3 Reasons Costco Has Membership Fees

    June 29, 2016
    There's more to Costco's membership fees than meet the eye.
  7. Is the Payment Processing Industry Evolving? (PYPL, TGT)

    June 17, 2016
    Learn about the many changes in commerce and payment systems that are happening in the rapidly evolving payment processing ...
  8. 3 Sectors Where the Minimum Wage Is Squeezing Margins (TGT, WMT)

    June 16, 2016
    Learn why the retail, fast food and entertainment industries face the biggest challenges to their margins if minimum wages ...
  9. Target Stock Rises After 7% Dividend Hike (TGT)

    June 9, 2016
    This recent increase marks the 45th consecutive year that Target has boosted its annual dividend, according to a company ...
  10. Michaels Companies Sinks as Outlook Weakens

    June 8, 2016
    Shares of Michaels Companies (NASDAQ: MIK) fell 8% on Tuesday after the arts and crafts retailer posted mixed first-quarter ...
  11. Target Dumps Its Curbside Pickup Program

    May 31, 2016
    Target (NYSE: TGT) plans to shut down a service that was designed to make it faster and easier for customers to get what ...
  12. Wal-Mart Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (WMT)

    May 28, 2016
    Analyze Wal-Mart's capital structure to determine the relative contribution of debt and equity to financing the retailer's ...
  13. Brace for a Retail Stock Flop (TGT, M)

    May 27, 2016
    Leading U.S. retailers are reporting large unsold inventories. These are early signs that the retail sector's woes are far ...
  14. How Healthy Are Costco's Financials Versus Its Peers? (COST)

    May 27, 2016
    Find out why Costco's financials may be healthier than those of its peers, especially regarding inventory turnover, debt ...
  15. Is Target Out of Style? (TGT)

    May 23, 2016
    Target is out of style in the investing world at the moment. Is this temporary or permanent?
  16. The Top 3 Chevron Shareholders (CVX)

    May 22, 2016
    Learn about the major shareholders, including individuals, institutional investors and mutual funds, of Chevron Corporation ...
  17. The Top 4 J.C. Penney Shareholders (JCP)

    May 21, 2016
    Discover J.C. Penney 's top four direct shareholders. Learn about how many shares they hold and obtain a brief description ...
  18. Wal-Mart Levels to Watch After Earnings (WMT, TGT)

    May 19, 2016
    Thursday's high volume rally signals the start of a second test at major resistance above 70.
  19. Wal-Mart Soars on Q1 Earnings, Revenue Beat (WMT, TGT)

    May 19, 2016
    Walmart's first-quarter results were a stark contrast to retail competitors.
  20. Target at Cusp of a Major Downtrend (TGT, WMT)

    May 18, 2016
    Target needs to hold long-term support in the mid to upper-60s or risk another 25% to 50% selloff.
  21. Target Corp: WACC Analysis (TGT)

    May 18, 2016
    Learn about the importance of capital structure when making investment decisions, and how Target's capital structure compares ...
  22. The Market In 5 Minutes: Condoms, Rose, Condoms!

    May 18, 2016
    Below is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day -- it's a look at everything happening in the market, in ...
  23. What You Should Know About Whole Foods' 365 Stores

    May 17, 2016
    Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) wants to shed its "whole paycheck" reputation by bringing smaller, more value-driven stores ...
  24. Target Stock Declines Ahead of Q1 Earnings (TGT)

    May 16, 2016
    Wall Street expects the retailer to deliver year-over-year increase in earnings per share, while revenue is projected to ...
  25. Nike Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (NKE)

    May 14, 2016
    Learn about a handful of the key international manufacturing companies that contract with Nike to manufacture its popular ...
  26. Wendy's Shares Details of Credit Card Data Breach

    May 12, 2016
    Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) customers at 300 franchised locations got a side of unusual credit card activity along with their ...
  27. Breaking Down XAR: 3 Components that Are Most Attractive

    May 9, 2016
    Discover three attractively valued component companies in the SPDR S&P 500 Aerospace and Defense ETF, and learn which stocks ...
  28. Macy's Is Going After Millennial Wedding Market

    May 9, 2016
    Macy's (NYSE: M) wants a bigger piece of the wedding market, and specifically plans to target millennial brides and grooms. ...
  29. Target Stock: Analyzing 4 Key Customers (TGT)

    May 6, 2016
    Discover Target Corp's four largest customers and how the retail giant focuses on diversity and inclusion to aid in economic ...
  30. Can Shopping Malls Survive This Trend?

    May 5, 2016
    Are we coming to the end of an era for the shopping mall as we know it? If department store chains were to act on the conclusions ...
  31. Target Tells Suppliers To Move Faster Or Pay-Up (TGT)

    May 5, 2016
    Target has begun cracking down on its vendors in an attempt to increase its supply chain efficiency, says a report.
  32. The 3 Largest Consumer Cyclicals ETFs (XLY, FXD)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out which consumer cyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in their category and how they have performed ...
  33. Target's Wellness Initiative Goes Mobile

    April 27, 2016
    Mobile healthcare devices may be the next big leap in personal communications, and mass retailer Target is positioning itself ...
  34. Target Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (TGT)

    April 24, 2016
    Learn where the majority of Target Corporation's suppliers operate and the top five individual suppliers that generate most ...
  35. Wal-Mart to Cut Board of Directors Down to Size

    April 22, 2016
    Amid its struggles to engineer new growth, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) announced it was paring down the size of its board of directors ...
  36. Barnes & Noble May Have Solved Its Space Problem

    April 22, 2016
    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has a problem it shares with much of the brick-and-mortar retail world: The chain has long-term ...
  37. Target Joins Wal-Mart With Employee Wage Increases

    April 21, 2016
    While there has been a nationwide push to move to a $15 an hour minimum wage, the current federal rate actually sits at ...
  38. 3 Expensive All-Cap ETFs Worth Your While (KNOW, PDP)

    April 21, 2016
    Learn why high expense ratios may not matter when it comes to all-cap ETFs, as well as the funds that have outperformed their ...
  39. Global Retail Trade: 4 Key Industry Players (WMT, CVS)

    April 19, 2016
    Discover the retail companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and gain a brief description and ...
  40. J.C. Penney Sees Outsized Opportunity for Growth

    April 14, 2016
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) is the latest retailer to see the potential inherent in making clothes available for women outside ...
  41. A Lucky Strike for Kroger in Organic Produce

    April 4, 2016
    Organic produce is looking to become the force that drives supermarket growth in the future, and No. 2 grocery store chain ...
  42. Target Setting Sights on New Highs

    March 23, 2016
    A target decline into the mid-70s is likely to generate a low-risk buying opportunity.
  43. Bill Ackman's Greatest Hits and Misses

    March 22, 2016
    With the recent Valeant fiasco, we take a look back at the best and worst of the gray haired hedge fund manager.
  44. Short-Sighted Retailers: Why Target is Losing the Retail Wars ...

    March 22, 2016
    Target has not invested enough in its long-term future, preferring instead to borrow ideas from other retailers.
  45. Target Red Card: What You Need to Know (TGT)

    March 9, 2016
    Target Corp’s Red Card is fantastically popular and a win-win for shoppers and the retailer.
  46. Wal-Mart's Greatest Move Was Convincing Target to Enter Canada ...

    March 1, 2016
    Wal-Mart and Target competed for Canadian leases in 2010. Even though Walmart lost, it ended up victorious both in Canada ...
  47. Why Target's Express Store Concept is Flourishing (TGT)

    March 1, 2016
    Target has found success with its TargetExpress store concept. Why are the small-sized stores so popular?
  48. What to Expect From Target's Earnings (TGT)

    February 23, 2016
    Despite what Wednesday's results reveal, Target isn't going anywhere. The company remains one of the better-run retailers ...
  49. Is It Time to Catch a Moving Target (TGT)

    February 22, 2016
    With its stock currently trading at around $72, Target's annual dividend now yields 3.13%, making it one of the safer plays ...
  50. Will Consumer Spending Save the Economy? (FIT, CZR)

    February 21, 2016
    This week will hold incredibly important clues to the state of the American consumer. Be prepared.
  51. Seven Sustainable Retail Dividends

    February 2, 2016
    Seven retailers which pat sustainable dividends when examining both the companies' payout ratios and free cash flows.
  52. Are Brick and Mortar Retailers Headed Into Bear Markets?

    January 22, 2016
    The online sales revolution has altered the playing field for brick and mortar retailers, placing them at a disadvantage ...
  53. How Will Walmart Weather the Next Bear Market?

    January 20, 2016
    WMT has historically been a safe place to hide in bear markets. Is this still the case?
  54. Target Corp. (TGT): 2015 Recap

    January 10, 2016
    A recap of the highs and lows of Target in 2015
  55. Are These the Top 4 Game & Toy Stocks of 2016?

    January 8, 2016
    These four toymaker stocks have the potential to deliver moderate to significant stock appreciation plays in 2016.
  56. Target Planning Mostly Small Urban Stores (TGT, WMT)

    January 5, 2016
    For Target (NYSE: TGT), the day of the superstore may be over. The company, which made its mark nationally with locations ...
  57. Are These the Top 5 Retail Stocks of 2016?

    January 5, 2016
    Retail hasn't been a hot sector, but these five retail names have the potential to stay hot in 2016.
  58. Target Embraces Being A Dividend Stock (TGT)

    January 4, 2016
    Target has ended its growth stage. Despite plenty of areas in which the company can expand, Target has instead decided to ...
  59. The World's Top 10 Retailers (WMT, COST)

    December 24, 2015
    Read about some of the top retail companies in the world, and learn a little about the products they sell and the markets ...
  60. Amazon and Target Win Big With Online Deals (AMZN, TGT)

    December 22, 2015
    This holiday season saw a surge in online and mobile sales. Among the biggest winners were Amazon and Target.
  61. Is Now a Good Time for CVS to Hike Its Dividend?

    December 17, 2015
    This is certainly a December to remember for CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) shareholders. Capping off a month that saw the company ...
  62. Target Sells Its Pharmacy Business to CVS Health

    December 16, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) has just completed the $1.9 billion sale of its pharmacy and clinic businesses to CVS Health (NYSE: CVS). ...
  63. Will Star Wars Be Killed By Its Own Hype? (DIS, HAS)

    December 15, 2015
    As Dec. 18 draws near, the expectations around Star Wars are ballooning. Will the movie franchise be able to live up to expectations? ...
  64. Why Are Retailers Expanding Into Online Grocery? (WMT, AMZN)

    December 9, 2015
    Walmart, Amazon and Target are all fiercely competing for your online grocery shopping dollars. Why now? Why is online grocery ...
  65. FTC Moves to Block the Staples-Office Depot Merger (ODP, SPLS)

    December 8, 2015
    On Monday, an antitrust regulator from the Federal Trade Commission announced it had filed suit to prevent the proposed ...
  66. Do Data Breaches Really Matter for Retailers? (TJX, TGT)

    December 8, 2015
    Do data breaches hurt the stock price of retailers? Let's have a look at a few examples.
  67. How Target Can Expand Internationally

    December 8, 2015
    Target needs to get back onto the international scene in order to take on its largest competitors. There's only one way to ...
  68. Does Target's Online Snafu Mean Opportunity? (TGT)

    December 3, 2015
    A press release issued after Target's site crashed on Cyber Monday includes information that could mean opportunity in unexpected ...
  69. Target Finally Escapes Failed Canadian Experiment

    December 1, 2015
    After years of cash infusions into a failing Canadian operation, has Target financially recovered? What are the long-term ...
  70. Target Should Focus on Growth, Not Share Buybacks

    December 1, 2015
    Target has an ambitious plan to return money to shareholders. It ought to focus on growth, rather than decrease its cash ...
  71. Will New FAA Regulations Shoot Down The Drone Industry?

    November 25, 2015
    How Will The FAA's Proposed Drone Regulations Affect The Drone Industry?
  72. Wal-Mart vs. Target: Which One Is A Bigger Threat To Amazon? ...

    November 18, 2015
    Walmart and Target both revealed multi-year plans to grow their businesses. Which of these two retailers is the biggest threat ...
  73. Will Target Deliver Tomorrow?

    November 17, 2015
    After enduring a terrible two years, Target has been having a good year, so far. In addition to the usual suspects, here ...
  74. The Earnings Spotlight Is On Wal-Mart And Other Retail Giants ...

    November 15, 2015
    Big-box retailers will highlight the week's quarterly earnings reports. Expectations are low for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: ...
  75. Target and Wal-Mart Extend Holiday Shopping Season (TGT, WMT)

    November 3, 2015
    Given the way the holiday season works for major retailers, you can expect employees still wearing Halloween costumes getting Target ...
  76. Wal-Mart Changes Up Strategy for Holiday Season (TGT, WMT)

    November 3, 2015
    Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) says it won't be beat on pricing this Christmas. As it's doing away with "gimmicky" sales that are ...
  77. Target to Pursue Growth by Going Smaller (TGT, WMT)

    November 2, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) plans to get bigger by going smaller. The company has increased its efforts to launch stores with less ...
  78. Is Walmart a Bargain Right Now?

    October 30, 2015
    Every great growth story comes to an end. Is this the beginning of the end for Walmart or a buying opportunity?
  79. 4 Ways to Check Credit Card Accounts for Trouble

    October 30, 2015
    Credit cards do offer some protection against fraud, but here are 4 reasons to be vigilant and protect your credit score ...
  80. Target Fires First Shot in Holiday Wars at Wal-Mart

    October 30, 2015
    In a move that has threatened retail giant WalMart (WMT), Target (TGT) has announced that it will offer free shipping and ...
  81. Why Walgreens Needs the Rite Aid Deal to Happen (CVS, RAD)

    October 28, 2015
    There's little doubt antitrust regulators are going to closely scrutinize Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA) $9.4 billion ...
  82. Who Are Costco’s Main Competitors?

    October 27, 2015
    Explore information about the three major discount retailers, Costco, Target and Wal-Mart, and learn how they stack up competitively.
  83. Axe Falling at J.C. Penney Is Only the Beginning (JCP, KSS)

    October 26, 2015
    The announcement from J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) that it would be laying off 300 of the 3,400 people at its corporate headquarters ...
  84. Nike Designs Stores With Touch of Local Flavor (NKE, TGT)

    October 21, 2015
    If you enter a Nike (NYSE: NKE) store in one part of the country, it will look different than one of the retailer's shops ...
  85. Starbucks Positions for Major Growth in Germany (SBUX, TGT)

    October 20, 2015
    Starbucks' (NASDAQ: SBUX) German customers will soon enjoy more locations where they can purchase their lattes, cappuccinos, ...
  86. Sears Turns to Home Automation for Growth (SHLD, BBY)

    October 20, 2015
    Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD) wants a piece of the home automation game. That makes sense, because the retailer already sells most ...
  87. Wal-Mart Says Higher Wages Hurting Profits (WMT, TGT)

    October 15, 2015
    Walmart (NYSE: WMT) became one of the first major retailers in the United States to voluntarily raise its workers' wages ...
  88. Target Expands Price-Matching Program (TGT)

    October 1, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) has made a bold move toward assuring its customers that they will be paying the lowest possible price. ...
  89. Prevent Employees From Hacking You Computer System

    September 29, 2015
    Cyber security attacks from a current or ex-employee can cause a lot of pain. Here is how to avoid such attacks.
  90. Target Launching Technology Accelerator (TGT)

    September 24, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) wants to support the start-ups that will create the next leaps forward in retail technology. To do that, ...
  91. Target Replaces Checkout Candy With Healthy Snacks (CVS, TGT)

    September 23, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) wants its customers and its employees to get a whole lot healthier. The company has decided to replace ...
  92. Target Faces Yet Another Lawsuit Over Data Breach (MA, TGT)

    September 17, 2015
    The fallout from a data breach in 2013 continues to plague Target (NYSE: TGT). Having settled for $10 million earlier this ...
  93. Target Partners Up With Fitbit (BP, FIT)

    September 16, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) recently signed a deal with Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) to offer the company's fitness trackers to its 335,00 ...
  94. Target Testing Home Grocery Delivery (TGT, AMZN)

    September 15, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) has begun testing a new program that allows customers to shop for groceries online and then have them ...
  95. Target Finds Trouble With Omnichannel Shopping (AMZN, TGT)

    September 14, 2015
    In theory, it's all supposed to be so easy: give consumers the ability to shop anyway they want, whenever they want, however ...
  96. Target Taps Stores for Faster Delivery (TGT, AMZN)

    August 27, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) is discovering the secret weapon brick-and-mortar retailers have at their disposal to fight back against ...
  97. Target and Visa to Settle Over Data Breach (MA, TGT)

    August 25, 2015
    The impact from Target's (NYSE: TGT) massive data breach two years ago continues to be felt as the retailer is said to have ...
  98. Target Thumps Q2 EPS Estimates, Lifts Guidance (TGT)

    August 20, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) hit the bulls-eye with its latest set of quarterly results. On Wednesday, the company reported its second ...
  99. Target Names New CFO and First COO (TGT)

    August 19, 2015
    Changes are afoot in the executive suite at Target (NYSE: TGT). The company has created a new top management position, chief ...
  100. JC Penney Recovers from Marketing Missteps (JCP, M)

    August 18, 2015
    An analysis of how JC Penney's misguided marketing strategies caused its stock to fall from $80 to $8 per share.
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